Saturday, 5 December 2020

Weather

 Contrary to what the weatherman told us to expect it has been a clear, sunny day here.   Cold outside, but inside facing South a lovely pleasant day.   Apart from my morning and evening carers and my neighbour who kindly crossed the road and posted a letter in the box for me I have seen or spoken to no one, either in person or on the telephone.

This morning after my carer had gone I put my lunch on to a plate (roast turkey, pigs in blankets, Yorkshire pudding, stuffing, honey glazed carrots and pickled red cabbage) ready to cook in the oven.   It was delicious.   While it was cooking I walked along the front of my bungalow alone today in the sunshine.   By the time I had cleared away my lunch things  I was very tired and sat down and fell asleep in the chair, waking up an hour later cold and stiff.   I had switched the fire off when going into the kitchen to eat my lunch. 

Things soon warmed up after I made a cup of tea but I was too tired to do more than sit and read today's Times.   Now, in the early evening, I am still tired and will have difficulty in staying up until anything like normal bedtime.   See you tomorrow.

19 comments:

Carruthers said...

Sounds like a busy day. The blue sky has been very good for morale.

Rachel Phillips said...

You walked outside in the sunshine. That is wonderful progress Weave. x

Minigranny said...

Well done you! That walk on your own is a big step forward. X

Rosie said...

A walk outside! I don’t think you could have managed that a week ago. Brilliant stuff. Your lunch sounds delicious too. I hope you sleep well. Rosie x

Virginia said...

No wonder you were tired - walking, and alone, would have taken a lot of energy. Well done!

Waking up cold and stiff isn't fun though. Can you set your heater to switch itself on if the temperature drops below a certain point? I can here, and I've set the heaters to switch on at 16 / 60. That way we no longer freeze if we've forgotten to turn the heater on, and it takes much less time to get the room to a really pleasant temperature.

Keep warm, it's great to see you're getting stronger and better.

Christine Hancock said...

After my knee replacement I went to bed for an hour and a half and slept every afternoon for up to 4 weeks after it and felt a lot better for it.. have you thought of doing that? You're doing really well, take care.

Tom Stephenson said...

I was envious about your dinner Weave. Sleep well.

Granny Sue said...

You walked outside! And fixed your own lunch. That's real progress.

Anonymous said...

I admire your spirit. Always. Warm wishes from Pam, in Australia.

Debby said...

You just can't keep a good woman down!

elf said...

Walking! And sunshine! Your body needs time to sleep because it is still healing, dear Weaver. You're probably eating more, too, as you rebuild! That lunch sounds delicious.

Joanne Noragon said...

I believe you are progressing marvelously.

Bonnie said...

You've done a lot today! You are making wonderful progress and should be pleasantly tired.

it's me said...

You always make your lunches sound so tasty!

thelma said...

Keep sleeping and eating, it's the road to health. x

Heather said...

You earned yourself an early night after all that Pat. Glad you were able to get out for a short while to enjoy the sunshine. Perhaps you'll get some more today.

Librarian said...

That meal sounds fabulous, and walking outside on your own for the first time since your fall you have reached a milestone!

Sue in Suffolk said...

I hope you had a good night sleep and the weather is good for another walk outside today. Eat, sleep, walk and rest and you will be fit in no time!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks for the advice everyone. Yes my centrral heating is set to come on at 18 and also I do try to have a sleep every afternoon. The trouble is that often callers - physio, nurses etc. break into this time. But I do try to have a rest at least even if I can't go to bed.